Swedish teenager becomes emotional rap legend

Swedish teenager becomes emotional rap legend

Yung Lean is a rapper from Sweden who’s probably just a month older than me. He routinely dances with his Pokémon cards and texts in his music videos. He has a weak flow, raps like he’s half-conscious and is perfect. His new album, “Unknown Memory,” is part of the total revamping of the hip-hop genre. It’s considered cloud rap, but truthfully I didn’t know that even existed until my computer sorted the tracks by genre. Lean’s music consists of ambient noise, solid bass beats and various melodic airy tones. The best example of this would probably be “Yoshi City,” which is about him being a lonely cloud.

A common complaint about Lean is that he mostly relies on the electronic part of the song to make the song good. Despite being a die-hard fan, I can completely agree. That’s why in between each track on “Unknown Memory,” he put in a little instrumental electronic intermission, which is great to give you a break from his rapping. I enjoy his rapping more than anything, though. It’s so novel, having a regular nerdy Swedish kid rapping about molecules, Pokémon and Gatorade makes me feel like he’s singing about my life. Maybe the reason I relate to him so much is because I’m as immature as he is. Apparently a lot of people are on the same boat, though. The group Lean is part of, Sadboys 2001, is pushing 6,500 members on Facebook (me included, of course). They even have a picture album on Facebook of them messing around with Justin Bieber, which is baffling, to say the least. I’m not even going to attempt to explain what Lean is, but I know for sure he made me like bucket hats and go-carts.